Skip to comments.Calderon willing to embrace some leftist proposals
Posted on 09/07/2006 10:17:38 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
Mexico City, Sep 7 (EFE).- Conservative President-elect Felipe Calderon said here Thursday that he was willing to embrace some of the ideas supported by the more than one-third of voters who cast ballots for his leftist rival in Mexico's closest election ever.
"I will make my own the reasons and grounds whereby the voters voted for other candidates and I'll respond to their expectations," he said in his first session with foreign reporters since Tuesday's certification of his narrow victory over Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
The 44-year-old lawyer and former energy secretary, insisting on his willingness to engage in dialogue with the opposition, said that his interest in reconciliation will not be directed only at opposition leaders but also at the citizens who selected other political options.
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How did this guy get elected? :^)
What can he be thinking?
Calderon has got to learn. The Commies don't want him to embrace "some" of their goofy antics. They want their whole agenda "embraced" or they will kill you.
Thank god for the "One term" rule in Mexican politics. Dont we wish we had this in California.
He's thinking that he needs to say the right things in order to avoid rioting from the leftist sore loosers, and create a cooling off period.
That doesn't mean he is caving in to demands.
It is regtarded for him to sound like a right-wing nut when his opponent is going down in flames by screaching nutty leftiist propaganda.
Does the winner of US Pres elections not say similar things?
I will govern for All Amercians not just those of my party.
I am a compassionate conservate (as opposed to all those callous conservatives).
That is what smart winners do.
Then Calderon will repackage money already spent on social programs with some of his ideas and add some catchy leftist slogans.
This has been typical of Mexican governments for at least the last three administrations. Talk Left govern Right.
LOL. Surprised? I am not. He was not a true conservative anyway. Mexico deserves what it gets.
The Calederon supporters on FR proclaim he's a true conservative and call everyone else igorant and ill-informed of Mexican politics if they point out the last "conservative" President of Mexico (Vicente Fox) is a defacto Clinton Democrat.
I would really like to know how Calederon is "more conservative" than his predecessor. Is going to send troops to Iraq to support us? Is he a law and order guy who wants to allow capitol punishment in Mexico? Is he against government handouts and the welfare state (and if so, does that mean he'd eager accept the U.S. pulling all aid to illegal aliens other than emergacy care). Are his "pro-life" values more important to him than the lives of condemned killers? (his predecessor Fox was silent on abortion but felt the need to impose his anti-capital punishment on not only Mexico but the rest of the planet)
Perhaps the Calederon supporters can help me out here and explain exactly what makes Calederon an improvement over Fox. I'd really like to know what makes me so "ignorant of Mexican politics here"
Oddly enough, I know Mexican-American Calderon supporter firsthand who is a co-worker of mine at the office. She is strongly anti-Lopez-Obarador and says the vast majority of Caleredo supporters in the U.S. consider themselves Democrats. She also sees little difference between Calederon and pro-free trade "new" Democrats like Clinton.
You will note that Mexicans abroad in the U.S. overwhemingly voted for Caleron and Mexicans abroad also overwhemingly supported Kerry (check the demographics of the counties that Kerry won in "safe Republican" Texas)
Am I missing something here?
Calerdon would have to govern about five times to the RIGHT of his "conservative" predecessor Vicente Fox just to classify as RINO by U.S. standards.
Calderon = Mexico's Kerensky
Remember our little exchange a few days ago? This was the thing we agreed should NOT happen. Calderon won in about as fair an election as you're going to get in Mexico, and he's pissing it away.
By 0.5% of the vote, as many on this thread appear to be unaware.
We just keep on trying. Watching politics scares the devil out of us. I was a lot happier believing that those in charge were honorable and honorably serving their country for the welfare of the people.
Truth means sleepless nights.